Tagged: parenting

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What happens next?

I’m sat here on the sofa with a large cuddly unicorn and two teddies. Galla is back at nursery school and Georgie is in bed having a nap. For once I have a little...

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Embarrassment, or lack thereof

It was the end of term, myself, my wife and my mother-in-law were watching Galla in her ballet class. As the last class of the term it was “watching week” and we could finally...

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Everyone forgets the second child

You do feel for your second child sometimes. They arrive into a ready-made family unit. There is already another child who is used to being top dog. Invariably that older sibling is walking and...

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Potty training – THE TRUTH

My wife and I have not been mentioning this for fear of jinxing it. It’s been six days now and I feel I can now share with you all. We have finally cracked toilet...

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The Start of the Dad Taxi

You may have read my previous piece on finding time for myself. This week little Georgie had her first session at day nursery. Which meant that Galla and I had the morning to ourselves....

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Stop growing will you!

I’m writing this in the kitchen while my wife decorates a birthday cake for Georgie who turns one next week. And yes I know it’s a cliché but will my children please stop growing!!!...

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One Year On

One year ago today I had my last day in the office. I worked as an accountant doing the daily 9-5, spending my days sat in front of my spreadsheets. The next day I...

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Moving to New Zealand

We’ve recently returned from our annual trip to New Zealand to visit family. As regular readers will know, my wife is a kiwi and since we had the children we’ve tried to visit NZ...

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Tinnitus and me

I suffer from tinnitus and have done, on and off for about 25 years. What is Tinnitus The perception of ringing in your ears. It is a fairly common condition affecting about 1 in...